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3 Dates for Netflix Investors to Circle This Month

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Rick Munarriz
February 2, 2014

January was full of fireworks for Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), anchored by the leading video service's blowout quarter. The stock hit yet another all-time high on Friday, propelled by a Moody's credit upgrade. In a month that saw many of last year's big winners fall flat, Netflix shares soared 11% higher in January.

However, last month is now in the past. Let's go over a few dates that will be important for Netflix. 

Feb. 7
The opening ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi will take place on Friday, kicking off several weeks of competitive events that will draw huge audiences worldwide.

This is a bigger deal for Netflix than you might think, as subscribers figuring they'll be occupied with the Olympics through the closing ceremony on Feb. 23 may decide to take a month off.

This wasn't such a problem when Netflix was a disc-based rental service. Folks always had DVDs at home or optical discs on the way, making it cumbersome to take a short break from the platform. Streaming makes it all too easy to let it go, and it's a big reason Netflix stopped reporting its monthly churn metric two years ago. 

Feb. 14
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